Simone Biles' Boyfriend Speaks Out in Support of Her Event Exits: 'Imma Ride with You Through Whatever'
Simone Biles' friend Jonathan Owens is with her after retiring from two events at the Tokyo Olympics this week.
The 26-year-old Houston Texans shared several photos of Biles on Instagram Thursday and left a warm message for his gold medalist.
"I'll ride you through whatever baby ❤️" he wrote. "Your strength and your courage are unsurpassed and you inspire me more and more SB ??"
He continued, “You are always my champion baby and don't forget, I love you so much and I can't wait until you get home and I can see that beautiful smile again. You know i I'm always there for you baby ❤️❤️ "
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Earlier this week, Biles rejected both the women's individual all-around and the women's team final in Tokyo.
"After another medical examination, Simone Biles withdrew from the last individual all-around event at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health," U.S.A. Gymnastics wrote in a statement on Wednesday. "Simone will continue to be judged on a daily basis to decide whether or not to go to the individual finals next week."
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Biles discussed her decision with reporters, citing her mental health, noting that she "deals with some things internally."
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The last four events of the 24-year-old - the individual finals jump, beam, uneven bars and floor - begin next Monday. It remains unclear whether she will participate in these or also opt out.
Biles tweeted again on Wednesday, saying, "The love and support I've received has made me realize that I'm more than my achievements and gymnastics, which I never really believed in before."
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